An abode-seeker died and another suffered multiple chop wounds after they were attacked by two men in Quarry Bay early yesterday. Choi Bing-hung, 22, and Choi Wing-lok, 29, were among six men chatting near a food stall in King's Road when the attack occurred at about 1am. Earlier they were involved in a dispute with two males who overturned a table at the food stall and then left, police said. Officers said the two men - one armed with a knife - returned minutes later and attacked the two victims. Choi Bing-hung reportedly slipped and fell on to the ground during the attack, while Choi Wing-lok suffered multiple chop wounds. The attackers fled on foot before police arrived. Both men were taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital where the younger man was later declared dead. The older man was in a serious condition. Last night officers classified the case as murder and wounding with intent. A police spokeswoman said the dead man, who was not chopped, died of bleeding around the brain. An investigator from Hong Kong Island regional crime unit said the attack was probably sparked by a trivial matter. Last night officers were still hunting for the two attackers. Jackie Hung Ling-yu, project officer of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese, which has been helping abode-seekers, said the attack was not linked with their appeal for residency. Choi Bing-hung, who lived with his parents and elder brother and sister in Quarry Bay, came to Hong Kong with a two-way permit two years ago. He was among about 5,000 mainlanders fighting for the right to stay in Hong Kong.